Sam Eagleburger, Colorado Times Recorder

Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (CCHI) held its ninth annual Healthcare Day of Action on Thursday. The event connected consumers with legislators and helped give them the tools to engage in the healthcare issues that matter most to them.

The event this year was focused on lobbying against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act as well as maintaining the Connect for Health Colorado insurance marketplace.

The day started with speaker Lt. Gov. Donna Lynn (D-Colorado), who was followed by a panel of health care experts to educate attendees about how simple it is to get involved at state level politics and have their voices heard on healthcare policy.

Participants were then given the opportunity to put their new knowledge into action. They headed to the State Capitol in order to lobby their representatives in favor of various protections for access to care.

The event culminated in a rally on the Capitol steps.

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